hello from kansas! - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
New Members Check In come in say hello...

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 04:12 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
justin1180 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
hello from kansas!

just got a 92 318is. this is my first bmw so i'm definitely having to learn. have some electrical issues that i've searched on. one i can't find anything about and the other there was no clear solution to the problem.

the most pressing issue that i have is that i have no brake lights. i currently have the switch unplugged because if you have it plugged in, as soon as you hit the brakes, it will blow the fuse and i lose my fuel and temp guages. i've seen at least one other person with the exact same issue but there was no solution posted.

the other is a window issue. both the driver and passenger windows will only roll up about an inch at a time. i didn't find any posts about this.

any solutions or links to at least the most pressing issue would be greatly appreciated.

thanks!
justin1180 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 01:35 AM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
Welcome to the Werkz. Hopefully someone here will have some more specific answers for you.

Have a look at the wiring loom around the boot hinges etc where it may have rubbed through the insulation.


Riding in style
brettski is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 08:12 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
justin1180 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
thanks. i hope so to. i'm going to get into the trunk today and start looking around in there. i've read that there are issues with the wiring rubbing together in there. i ordered a short circuit finder from my snap-on vendor. hopefully that will work out if i can't find anything
justin1180 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 06:02 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
justin1180 is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
SUCCESS!!

after about 45 minutes of isolating portions of the circuit and looking for broken wires, i found that the left lamp assembly was the culprit. there is a short in it causing it to take out the entire circuit.
justin1180 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 06:54 PM
42, The meaning of life
 
brettski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,405
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice brettski is just really nice
Well done. Now everyone's happy.


Riding in style
brettski is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BimmerWerkz > New Members Check In


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from Kansas lynx123 New Members Check In 3 03-18-2010 09:10 AM
wichita kansas M powered E36 South Central 0 07-31-2008 09:03 AM
Good Guys @ kansas speedway MVB Picture Showroom 8 09-07-2006 12:09 PM
Help, I'm Stranded In Kansas City!!! loftygoals 3-Series (E36) 6 05-31-2005 10:19 AM
someone in Kansas city to look at BMW for me ChrisNY Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 1 07-21-2003 10:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome